The courier. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1894-1903, June 09, 1900, Page 2, Image 2

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tor farms his own land, bis reputation
as a farmer may suffer. For the Boer
is thrifty but lazy. He rides a borse
and shoots a gun. He has made bis
money by grazing cattle and bis
slaves watch over them while he lolls
on the piazza of bis farm bouse. The
American farmer will be an example
as well as a competitor to him.
Mr. Bryan says :n answer to
The World's despatch to bim at Lin
coln, Nebraska, asking his views
on the suggestion to invite the
Boers to America:
"The Boers are industrious and in
telligent, and have shown themselves
lovers of liberty. If they lose their
fight for independence I hope they
will come to the United States. I
wish they could come soon enough to
help save this country from the im
perialism that is driving them from
South Africa. A small part of the
money now being expended on a war
of conquest would, if spent in reclaim
ing arid lands, furnish homes for all
the Boers and thousands of our peo
ple besides.
"I wish there were more of them in
this country. They would well take
the place of a good many republicans
who believe in tbe imperialistic policy
of Great Britain."
Along Thou. Lines.
In the dally papers even the pro
fessional reporters reporting the Bien
nial meeting at Milwaukee sprinkle an
alongtheselines in nearly every stick
of copy. It is more difficult than it
appears to make a club speech, or re
port a club meeting and leave out
club terminology. But 'because
spring is still with us, because the
rain's have made this part of the
world look fresher and newer than it
has for a hundred yiars, because tbe
federation itself is new, young, en
thusiastic, of unmeasured energy,
club women should select their
phrases fastidiously. Loose phrases
which were in ue a long time ago by
high school graduates in white swiss
muslin, ought to be discarded by
members of an organization whose
reason for being is the hope, the will
and the ability to treshen a great
many things that have been decaying
ever since woman began co stay at
home and attend to nothing outside
the four walls of her dwelling.
'The English language is our noblest
institution and inheritance. It may
not be perfect, but humanly speaking,
and as other languages go, it is.
French is more flexible, has more
shades, but lacks depth and serious
cess; German is more rigid, it has
depth and large seriousness, but it is
also frequently lugubrious and it is
always heavy and in sound guttural.
Italian and Spanish are musical and
poetic, but the history and genius of
a romance language unfits it for tbe
8edium of expression of an Anglo
Saxon race. CIuo speakers cannot re
form tbe language, but they can re
lieve it of the rubbish which succeed
ing generations have deposited upon
it, careless ancestors ignorant of its
rules and unmindful of its beauty,
responsiveness and cunning enginery.
These people have fastened on to the
language loosely, (and they may be
easily detached) meaningless phrases
and dislocated adjectives. Tbe func
tion of city improvement societies is
not to build monuments but to set an
example of tidyness, wholesomeness,
and respect for city ordinances and
city officers. One mission of the club
woman as heir to the riches of tbe
language that Sbakspere wrote, is to
restore it to its original purity, to
lovingly and reverently endeavor to
exclude from her own vocabulary silly
and meaningless phrases and words,
and fastidiously to choose from her
stock tbe words which will exactly
express her meaning. For notwith
standing all those who have written
and spoken English, no two have
thought exactly alike. Therefore
each must express his own thought
and select his own words. If tbe
work of assortment is carefully done
it will take more time. Essays will
be fewer and better, speeches shorter,
flavored more by personality of virgin
freshness. Of such essays and speech
es we do not tire and tbe complaints
so often made, of the monotony of a
woman's club program, would grow
fainter were such rules followed.
Association of Collegiate Alumnae
Representatives of Nebraska Uni
versity Alumnae have accepted the
invitation extended them to join the
Association of Collegiate Alumnae.
Although the A. C. A. was organized
in 1882 only twenty-two colleges havo
been admitted to membership. The
invitation to this university is a rec
ognition of its curricula, faculty, and
tbe correlative scholarship of tbe
The organization was created to
associate college women, for the pur
pose of increasing their usefulness to
communities and to each other. It
is in the way of becoming a bureau
of employment, and it has efficiently
united the alumnae of tbe universi
ties in membership, united them so
cially, and in work. It keeps the
alumnae in sympathy with college
work and it is proposed that the Lin
coln branch hold monthly meetings
and cultivate the acquaintance of
under-graduates, that there may be
lines of communication open between
tbe new and the eld.
Statistically the A. C A. has made
valuable contributions to facts about
alumnae. By letters addressed to a
large proportion of women college
graduates in this country the associa
tion has been enabled to refute fossil
lies about alumnae, their poor healtb,
the small percentage of successful
matrimonial experiments among them
their poor eye-sight, superfluous book
knowledge etc., etc.
The Lincoln branch of A. C. A. will
meet at the university next Thursday,
June 14th. Everyone interested is in
vited, is urgently invited to be present
The Baccalaureate Season.
Chancellors, presidents, ministers
and learned doctors of science and
letters have been for two weeks giving
advice to college, technical school,and
high school classes. The character
istic of nearly all such addresses is,
not erudition, though that effect is
not absent, but a yearning tenderness
for the youth about to take their turn
at earning a liing, supporting a
family and bearing responsibilities
which according as they are well
borne or shirked in tbe next ten years
will make this country better or
The men usually selected to make
these baccalaureate appeals are men
who have lived e'ean, upright scholar
ly lives, in direct contact with un
dergraduate students. Their exis
tence has not been without the trials
and temptations of humanity, but in
all probability they conquer more
temptations than the ordinary man.
Plain living and high thinking and
the effect upon the character of be
ing a sincerely good example for the
young have made , baccalaureates
rarely good men and safe guides.
Acting Chancellor Bessey's address
to tbe university class of 1900, was a
tender, encouraging, inspiring speech
from a man of character and of su
perb attainment in science. Genuine
ly sympathetic with tbe jouth who
listened to him, the advice be gave
them was that of a veteran general
who addresses and seeks to inspire
bis troops on the evening before a
battle or the beginning of a cam
paign wbereia he knows many will
be killed, some will run and others
will fight it out to the end, to their
own glory and their-country's sal
vation. The free gift by the unlettered
workers of the state of an education
such as that obtainable at the state
university is not entirely appreciated
by lower class men. Seniors and
graduates begin to appreciate tbe
largess of the state and their obliga
tions to it. Doctor Bessey. expressed
very plainly the return they were, in
duty bound to make. His texts were:
"Go ye therefore and teach all na
tions." "Go ye into all the world and preach
the gospel to every creature."
"As my father has sent me, even
so send I you."
"Freely ye have received, freely
Pro and Anti Thompson.
It is "indicated," as tbe palmists
say, that there will be a difference of
opinion at tbe meeting of tbe Abra
ham Lincoln club to-night. The ade
herents of Mr. Thompson, who from
appearances are in tbe majority, have
given dissenters a week's notice tbat
tne club will on Saturday night, the
9th of June, pass a resolution recco
mending, approving or sanctioning
Mr. Thompson's candidacy for tbe
office of United States senator.
It is a warm time of tbe year and
men who inveterately come down
town after supper to see a man, now
affect a smoke in a wiljow chair or a
hammock on their own porch or lawn.
But to-night, wet or dry, hot or cool,
the membership of the Abraham Lin
coln club will face two ways on tbe
personal issue whicn has created a
schism in th club, in the county and
may yet enfeeble the republicanism
of the state. Old time leaders of the
party, who are well acquainted with
Mr Thompson, who have associated
with him in business and in society
are convinced tbat he is not a suita
ble representative of tbe party. Tbey
assert tbat be offered at the end of
the last struggle to vote with the
populists on all bills but those involv
ing the silver question, if they would
elect him instead of Senator Hay
ward. Tbey are convinced tbat this
treacherous ruse and betrayal and tbe
suspense of the hours after the re
publican caucus in wbich Mr. Thomp
son's supporters and the populists
were considering it, caused the lesion
of tbe blood-vessel wbicb was the be
ginning of Mr. Hayward's fatal ill
ness. They believe tbat Mr. Thomp
son's influence on municipal politics
has been corrupt, tbat bis tools who
have done his errands and his bidding
are not desirable friends of and con
ductors of patronage from a United
States senator to Nebraskans. These
are a few, and tbe mildest, of tbe opin
ions tbat will be expressed at the
meetiog'of the Abraham Lincoln club
tonight, if the indications are au
thentic. Oom Paul's Heroism.
Oom Paul bas little regard for bis
hero -worshipers and for his pos
thumous fame, which at least lasts
longer than contemporary notoriety
even if the departed is not in a posi
tion to enjoy it so much. For he has
taken the treasure of gold of the
Transvaal "republic" and fled to tbe
coast where before the English get
near enough bis biding place to make
his capture inevitable, he will flee to
some other country willing to receive
him and his treasure. Tbe Transvaal
troops have fought and died without
pay, but Oom Paul has sent 2,000,000
pounds to Holland where be acd Fru
Kruger can buy the best there is and
as much of it as tbey want. Tbe
climate maj be a trifle damp for a
farmer accustomed to the dry veldt,
but it is preferable to St.- Helena and
more sociable. If Oom Paul wishes
to escape in this inglorious fashion
with tbe money of bis Boer fellow
citizens, no statesman will attempt
to stop bim. As a martyr on St.
Helena, the old man would be a
pathetic figure. As a double-chinned,
Dutch burgher, smoking a pipe and
enjoying the placid life of Holland,
loyalty to bim would be farfetched
and Impracticable.
The Stotsenburg Fund.
Tbe following are contributions to
the Stotsenburg Fund:
J. H. Ager, John H.Bauer, A.M.
Baird, D. C. Berry, Z. S. Branson, C.
O. Boettcher, Frank M. Blish, E. J.
Burkett, George W. Bonnell, William
J. Bryan, E. E. Brown, A. G. Beeson,
E. W. Brown, H. W Brown, E. Big
nell, J.H. Broady, Burr & Burr, Bay
ard & Guerin, Buckstaff Bros. Manu
facturing Company, F. W. Brown
Lumber Company, Bankers Life In
surance Company, Thomas Cochrane,
W. L. Crandall, A. E. Campbell, J. J.
Cox, W. B. Comstock, Amasa Cobb,
John F. Cornell, A. Bruce Coffroth,
H. F. Cody Lumber Company, Central
Granaries Company, S. G. Dorr, C. Q.
De France, Walt L. Dawson, L. J.
Dunn, J. W. Deweese, S, J. Dennis,
George Elmen, C.J.Ernst, H. Elche,
A. O. Faulkner, E. Finney, D. A.
Frye, H. F. Folsom, Funke & Ogden,
Foster & Smith, Doctor R. E. Giffen ,
Doctor M. H. Garten, Fred Garvey,
J H. Graves. R. J. Green, J. J. Gilli
lan, A. G. Greenlee, Sarah F. Harris,
James Heaton, Paul H. Holm, W. A.
Hawes, E. P. Hovey, H. J. Hoagiand,
J. H. Hatfield, o. N. Humphery, J. E.
Houtz, Hoge & Benton, Harwood fc
Ames, Hunter Printing Company,
Frank Irvine, C. H. Imhoff, J. R.
Inkster, Oliver Johnson, James J.
Kelly, O.J.King, J.S. Ksensky, Will
H. Love, William M. Leonard, Henry
E. Lewis, Clara Leese, A. W. Lane,
W. B. Linch, O. F. Lambertson, C. F.
Ladd, W. J. Lamb, Lambertson &
Hall, Lincoln Paint & Color Com
pany, Lincoln Drug "Company, John
B.Maule, CnarlesE.Magoon, William
MacLaughlin, James Manahan, Eu
gene Munn, J. H. McMurtry, D. D.
Muir, W. A. McClure, A. B. Minor,
C. H. Morrill. E. E. Mann, D. W.
Moseley, R. C. Manley, J. A. Marshall,
J. H. Mockett & Sons, Matthews
Piano Company, Metropoliton Life
Insurance Company, Charles T. Neal,
O'Neill & Gardner, Alden M. Phelps,
Samuel Patterson, William B. Price,
Thomas H.Pratt, W.C.Phillips, C.
A. Parks, C. C. Pool, H. B. Patrick &
Company, Walton G. Roberts, John S.
Reed, Oliver Rodgers, Robert Ryan,
J. E. Riggs, M. B. Reese, L. C. Rich
ards, O. M. Routzahn, A. Roberts,
Ricketts & Ricketts, H. F. Rockey
Nebraska Post, Lillian Sterling, Vic
tor Seymour, Rhoda H. Stewart, F. S.
Stein, E. E. Spencer, R. D. Stearns,
A. H. Sinclair, F. Shepherd, C. L.
Smith, H. B. Sawyer, W. F. Schwind,
E G. Stevens, E. C. Strode, Scbutz
Brodcrsen, Sulpho Saline Bath Com
pany, A.R.Talbot, H. Trowbridge,
C R. Tefft, James Tyler, A. S. Tib
betts, F. M. Tyrrell. J. B.Trickey &
Company, Union Fuel Company, W.
W. Wilson, George M. Walsh, Robert
Wheeler, G. II. Walters, Fred Wil
liams, Nelle Whitcomb, O. J. Wilcox,
Fletcher L. Wharton, J. n. Winter-
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